Chronic Rejection in a Small Bowel Transplant with Successful Revision of the Allograft by Segmental Resection: Case Report
Transplantation Proceedings, 05/10/2012
Kim SY et al. – An 8–year–old girl was admitted for severe electrolyte imbalance and for hyponatremic seizure. In July 2005, at 3 years of age, she underwent isolated small–bowel transplantation of 100 cm ileum from her father. Her own bowel was only 50 cm of proximal jejunum which had been directly connected to the anus due to extended total aganglionosis. The graft was placed into the middle of her remaining bowel, using the splenic artery and vein as feeding vessels with saving of the spleen. Daclizumab induction and tacrolimus monotherapy were applied for immunosuppression.